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Hi everyone, lovely and sunny now after a morning of down pours, awfull.
Not alot going on in my garden at the moment,its all falling to sleep and i just make sure its kept tidy, well my tidy not karens lol
firstly i went to the smoking clinic yesterday and began today on patches and mouth spray which if not done right gives you hickups lol, first spray i got it in my throat and that was it couldnt stop hick, hick, hick haha, but at least it tastes ok, minty so i can get use to it im sure.
my jar on the side which i put my cash in each day to keep me going but actually feel ok being its my first day, so wish me luck with that one guys.
second is the art, grundy galleries birthday here in blackpool, think about 100 years, not quite sure, anyway we the art society are having a space in that.
carols wanted more relaxed painting and fun ones to, so first half of exibition is sea coast or blackpool, anything to do with coast.
second half is winter or xmas.
anyway i have chose an easy sea scene as havent done anything with water really, winter one is taken from a photo of my neice when they made a giant snowman in bracknell last winter, which i will be giving her after the exibition.
also iv been doing a flower meadow which just need tweeking up with highlights etc but almost there.
then i did a quick small painting of a section of my neighbours garden, she had bourght a chair from car boot and it made a nice picture.
im still enjoying my art and learning all the time with guidence when i need it but really like to try things myself and if really stuck then i ask, i just think you learn more by trying things yourself and verbal guidence, thats me though, wont give in lol
so thought you would like to see what iv done, next is a more serious painting of padstow harbour which im looking forward to painting,a little more challenging


what will you all be doing over winter

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Lovely artwork Sandra ...
good luck at any exhibitions you enter over the winter...
xxx

19 Oct, 2011

 

Your paintings are absolutely brill, love them all, good luck with the none smoking, i've been stopped about 7yrs now, still waiting for my food to taste better, and although i dont feel any better my inside should, dont know why but about this time last year i was struggling not to have a fag it lasted for about 6-7wks but got over it ok, sometimes when i'm doing something very often i think to myself i'll have 5mins with a cupper and a fag, then i think to myself i can't i dont smoke, let me know how you do, as for what am i doing this winter, well first getting christmas out the way then i'm going to decorate my bathroom then by end of Feb i'll be putting seeds in for my tomatoes & cucumbers, xx

19 Oct, 2011

 

The paintings are great Sandra - I love the vibrant colours of the first one.
Great to hear your trying to quit smoking, just think of all that money that will be going in the jar, not to mention the health benefits.
Don`t really know what I shall be doing over winter, no doubt some little project will spring to mind.

19 Oct, 2011

 

Good luck with the quitting of smoking, I have been stopped now for over 33 years, it is very hard at first but you will get there I did it the hard way. After two false starts I got there in the end. Keep up the good work. The art collection is growing nicely, keep enjoying that it is much better than smoking for your health. lol.

19 Oct, 2011

 

they are wonderful pictures you clever artistic girl!!! I love the blues in the sea, the flowers are great fun and make me smile and i love the one with the trailing/weeping plants.

19 Oct, 2011

 

Love your paintings Sandra nice to have a hobby for the winter months really love the first and the third one they are brilliant:) Good for you giving up smoking I have given up about three/ four times once for 7 years but keep going back to it doh! Will have another go soon I think as it is very expensive and very unhealthy:( Hope your exhibitions go well x

19 Oct, 2011

 

wow, love your paintings, good luck with the non smoking, I am the same as you Nana d, give up then go back to it, take the patches off, have a fag, then put em on again. will have another go some day.

19 Oct, 2011

 

Keep up the good work with the 'non smoking' San. well done you be strong you know in the long run you will be much healthier. I gave up years ago and never looked back. I really love your paintings, especially the garden one with the large green pot! Just fab. enjoy your winter months in the warm.

19 Oct, 2011

 

thankyou Terra i really need to start doing something with my paintings, shortly will be running out of space lol :o))xx
cheers carol, iv felt ok today, better than i thought but just had dinner and really got the urge for a ciggie, but i wont and told baz not to bring any in the house in view, he goes thursday for appointment.
good luck with the bathroom, im glad i dont have to decorate anymore, always did my own till baz came along haha, take care :o)) xx
thanx stroller i like the bright colours in the first one to,
im sure you will find something to occupy your time :o)))x
cheers barbara you must have been a teenager then :o))) nice to have this encouragment :o)) x
thanx sticki glad you like them, the trailing plant one is made up of mainly spots, has a name but cant think what they call it, but affective, nice to do fun things to, takes the pressure off for a bit :o)) x
cheers nana, like you i have given up for a 6 year period then 2 years, but im so fed up with the cost and my health to, so trying again, also they have so much help now if you go to the stop smoking clinics, cheers :o)) x
lol caz you are like baz taking the patch off haha, he had patches, gum and a crafty fag lol :o)) x
cheers granmage for encoragment to, put your glasses on no green pot haha its a metal chair with backet on, green plants under and behind though hehehe, glad you like it though :o))) xx

19 Oct, 2011

 

Really brilliant Sandra - I love the snowman - a lovely christmas card picture - always love a sea photo - great work and great detail in the plants !!! Such an awesome talent I wish I had - my drawings are pictures of matchstick men :D !!! I hope you keep off them cigs Sandra - I gave up drinking - not that I was an alcho :D Not sure about winter things - guitar or something - a long haul isn't it

:)))))))))))))))))))))))

19 Oct, 2011

 

OHG these are just the best. The first pic and the flowers. Just gorjus!
Like the triangular shape painting.
Love these San.
Best of luck with the not smoking.
I bought the gum in the summer, didn't have my glasses so couldn't read the instructions...popped one in my mouth and chewed.........and then felt EXTREEMLEY ill in the middle of Cirencester. Tried one the other day....YUK!

19 Oct, 2011

 

great blog and superb pictures..i like the eye for the vibrancy of the colours and the simplisticness of the shapes and the flow of the pictures..i think the last one is lovely and would adorn any gallery wall with pride..excellent efforts and thanks for sharing your art

19 Oct, 2011

 

They are lovely Sandra.....Me! I shall be back in the card~making bedroom......lol.....

19 Oct, 2011

 

WOW!! You have got some lovely paintings there! :))))

19 Oct, 2011

 

Love your paintings Sandra you have really developed your own style now, quite a modernistic approach like the bright clear colours;0) I am busy making Christmas cards , early but they are time consuming;0))

19 Oct, 2011

 

San your paintings has come on in leaps and bounds, love your style and like the vibrant colours you use......be strong with the ciggies, you know you can do it, good luck no idea what I shall be doing this winter, each day is a bonus at my age lol !!

19 Oct, 2011

 

I love them too Sandra, especially the first and the last. So vibrant, I can see why you're so fond of acrylics. You've really made great strides in your artwork, I'm VERY impressed! :o))
I wish I had your aptitude for experimentation, I'm still trying to get to grips with acrylics and although it's slow, I'm sure I'll get there now that classes are 4 a month instead of 2.

19 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely art work, my fav. is the beach. Think I'll be painting again soon, as the days & nights start to cool I feel the need to be creative again.
There is an art website I'm on it's called Paintings I love, you might find it interesting. I'm listed under Wind

Best of luck with quitting smoking. A friend of mine quit smoking and was saving up the money she would have spent on fags and in a few months had about 800 euros and bought a fine quality carpet for her 3 story house, so I think that encouraging.

19 Oct, 2011

 

Lol San, had to enlarge pic. to really large before I could see the metal chair, its funny how 'one' sees different things in a picture isnt it? I still like the 'green pot'!!! x

19 Oct, 2011

 

You are a talented girl Sticki.....And good luck with the ciggies...It does get easier...Im off them over 4 years now...cant believe i actually did it!!...:>)

19 Oct, 2011

 

San, I love all your paintings, and the one on the wall that is framed looks wonderful! Have to say though, I have fallen in love with that Snowman...it makes me smile...and the flower meadow...same. Gorgeous!

I am busy knitting a sweater and in the middle of another seaglass mosaic. I think this winter I will be doing a lot more of that kind of thing and I really must get on with my painting too...but haven't had any inspiration lately.

Knowing me, I will continue to do a little gardening whenever I can, but obviously a lot less than during the good months.

Well done on stopping smoking...that is such a great achievement...fantastic! Big hug from me for that! :))

19 Oct, 2011

 

Karen, I am in the middle of knitting a baby blanket, started it January, baby born August and I am only half way through, Lol!

19 Oct, 2011

 

My garden never sleeps San, I can get waylaid just taking the waste to the bin but thats the way I am, I suffer withdrawal symptons in the winter, although been a lot better since having the greenhouses.
I haven`t the patience for sewing, can no longer knit due to arthritis in my hands, it takes me forever to write my xmas cards out and I have never been able to paint, I`m hopefully going to sort out the thousands of photo`s I`ve taken into some semblance of order, the bathroom needs decorating, as do the outbuildings but I`m making no promises, lol.
Good luck as regards the ciggies, I`ve tried everything except hypnosis and that includes the tablets from the Doc, trouble is my hubby is a smoker as well so the first thing I do if something upsets or worries me is to reach for his.
Your paintings are great, I do like the happy snowman and the one in the frame is really lovely, you`ll have to get your Caspar to pose for you, if he`s like mine he`ll be indoors most of the time now its gone cold, lol....

19 Oct, 2011

 

Im also very impressed with your progress Sandra, I just love your pictures, especially the framed one..stunning! Good luck with packing up smoking..I'm fighting a battle with my weight, so doctor wont nag me about the fags..one thing at a time he says! I did try hypnosis to stop smoking, and I felt so relaxed that I frightened the hypnotist to death when I refused to "come around" when he asked me to. I knew I was hypnotised cos I could keep my feet together with no effort (try doing that lying down for half an hour!) and I felt quite bloddy minded about moving lol! It worked for about 2 weeks but I put on half a stone, so that was that!
I really feel tempted to have a go at painting this winter..you have encouraged me. Thanks for showing them and I look forward to the next ones.

20 Oct, 2011

 

In my head I think I was Sanbaz. lol. Still am, well as I said it is in my head.

20 Oct, 2011

 

cheers paul, i dont drink either so thats two things out for me lol, but will think about what i can spend the money on now. wish i could paly guitar, my youngest has started , teaching himself with a little help from his mate at uni, so you have a lovely talent to. oldest son rang and giving me stress, felt the urge to light up but didnt just took deep breaths and swore a little haha :o))
thanx lulu glad you like the artwork, its not atriangle painting but looks that way, its because my easel is in front of the painting on wall, easy mistake though. i hate the gum but this mouth spray is good, so minty thats it and works in seconds to take craving off, but use patches to, cheers :o))
thankyou for the lovely complements skips, i like the last one to and once finished should be better, cheers :o))
cheers maureen, im going to try making cards with my snowman painting, print images and have some blank craft cards, your cards are lovely :o))
thanx michaella for your comment :o))
thankyou carole all the xmas things are coming into the shops now so i dont think you are to early, yours are pretty to, enjoy :o))
thankyou Dotty your not old at all , you should enjoy a rest in winter fora ll your hard work in your garden :o))
thankyou so much lily i just think to myself if it doesnt work just go over it, thats the beauty of acylics, im sure your extra classes will help alot, keep going, remember keep spraying paints with water ;o)))
cheers angie i will check the site out sounds good, hope you enjoy your painting again and im am saving the ciggie money and watching it grow lol :o))
lol granmage :o))
hi moti its sandra not sticki haha but thankyou so much will keep off the cigs :o))
thankyou karen and glad you like the snowman, it makes me smile and im sure my neice will like him to, hope the sweater turns out ok, im not good with knitting, end up far to big lol, you have plenty to keep you going over winter, but hope you get back into your painting again, thanx for hugs, means alot :o)) x
thankyou sue and i envy you keep going in the garden over winter, im a summer gardener only afraid to say,sorry you suffer with your arthur and it stops you doing things you enjoy, good luck with the decorating though :o))
thanx Tetra and sorry about the struggle with weight, the NHS now do a weight help sceme like the smoking i was told so maybe they could help you with that, worth a try, its hard to stop smoking and not eat chocolate etc but im trying to eat raw veg, carrots etc rather than bad things, good luck and try get back into painting it may help :o))
lol barbara nothing wrong with that ;o)))

20 Oct, 2011

 

The framed one on the wall looks really good Sandra. Glad you are still enjoying your classes. I think it is always nicer to get hand made cards at Christmas.

20 Oct, 2011

 

hi linda and thankyou, means so much coming from someone who knows her stuff lol, yes handmade is more thoughtfull i think, im going to be trying boats in a harbour next, nervous but excited at the same time ;o))

20 Oct, 2011

 

That's great Sandra - guitar hurts your fingers for a bit and lose your fingerprints :D Bar chords are the killers! - Sure he'll soon get hang of it :))

20 Oct, 2011

 

paul didnt realise you lost fingerprints.... really! he wont give in, stuborn like me lol, we have to keep going till we get there. thanx paul :o)

20 Oct, 2011

 

no worries - will tell you some cool tunings once his all ready :)))))))

20 Oct, 2011

 

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20 Oct, 2011

 

WoW San, your good. Love the third pic, Colours are amazing. I didn't realise how talented you are. I should have a winter hobby but im not an artist, I should start knitting lol..

20 Oct, 2011

 

Great paintings Sandra and good luck with whatever it was (my poor memory lol)
Love the snow man one :o)
Over the winter I'll be making pots, doing drawings, and continuing with my family tree ...
And moving my raspberries if we get a mild dry day or two :o)

21 Oct, 2011

 

lol Dee, i cant knit haha, glad you like my art, its lovely to get such possitive comments, we dont always see our own work as good, always find fault somewhere, thanx Dee ;o))
thankyou so much hywel,got an exibition from november till january at blackpools grundy gallery, with the first painting of the sea and the snowman, not selling them though as im giving my neice the snowman and if nephew likes the sea one he can have that so he doesnt feel left out haha.
glad your going to be doing your pottery hywel and drawing to, family tree is intesting to, good luck with that, :o)) x

21 Oct, 2011

 

Fantastic paintings San!! The 1st and the 3rd are my faves, I love the sharpness of them, you've got your own style now and it's great, keep up the good work, hoping to see more and more....:o)))

21 Oct, 2011

 

love all your paintings sandra.....good luck with the ciggies..:)...... i think im gonna hibernate for the winter i hate it ...lol.....

22 Oct, 2011

 

hi janey and thankyou, started my new one and think its going to be a challenge especially when trying not to smoke lol, deep breathing and a few choice words today haah, hope ian is doing well janey :o)) x
lol holly i feel like that to, hate winter and dark nights, glad you like the paintings to, its my 4th day and its been hard not having a ciggie today, starnge it hadnt bothered me last 3 days, oh well keep going haha ;o)) x

22 Oct, 2011

 

Congrats on the exhibition. I hope to have one in the library next year with my drawings

22 Oct, 2011

 

thanx hywel its small but bust there and its about displying and enjoying not money, but nice if you sell one or two isnt it, let me know if you have one next year hywel, nice to show your work off and be proud :o))

23 Oct, 2011

 

Great paintings San - especially love the first and the third - they look so professional! I think this winter I'm going to Tidy My Desk, and then hope to paint a Christmas card, trying to include a bit of calligraphy . . . so nothing ambitious, lol. (and still have to think of a subject . . . )

25 Oct, 2011

 

thankyou sheila, i envy you being able to do calligraphy. it makes the card i think, what about a nice fat robin lol or a lovely angel for your subject :o))

25 Oct, 2011

 

Mmmm, maybe . . . a robin in the snow, perhaps? Whatever, I'll enjoy doodling around waiting for inspiration!

25 Oct, 2011

 

Great work Sandra. Its good to have a talent and to be able to use it. Well done with the ciggies, hope you get over the cravings and manage to beat it. My weakness has always been food. I love cooking, which doesn't help. I have managed to loose 2stone over the last 4 months and now comes the battle to keep it off. I too am stubborn - which does help. I need a new pastime other than baking. Not good enough to take up painting though ...lol.

26 Oct, 2011

 

im sure you will sheila ;o))
thankyou poppy, still not had a ciggie, your like my sister-in-law, she loves cooking and food, also battles with her weight, she has lost some lately and wants to stick to healthier eating along with my brother, hope you manage to keep yours off, well done on all you have lost, thats great, some of the ladies on here do mosaics, why not try that, you cant do any patterns you like with mosaic, good luck :o))

26 Oct, 2011

 

Your painting has sure improved Sandra..i love the flower meadow..well done..:o)

1 Nov, 2011

 

hi joan thanx for looking, glad you like them, i feel more relaxed about doing a painting on my own now without having to ask about certain things, trouble is im running out of room, cant hang them all up lol

1 Nov, 2011

 

Being more relaxed is paying off..Dont worry about your wall space..i will hang a few up for you ..lol

1 Nov, 2011

 

lol joan i may take you up on that one day haha ;o))

2 Nov, 2011

 

Cant see them all too well..but I like the 4th one..nice use of colour and simplicity.
WEll done you! Keep at it!!!!!

2 Nov, 2011

 

thanx for stopping by Pixi, i like the meadow to ;o)

2 Nov, 2011

 

Lovely paintings San, I think the Snowman is my favourite but I like the wildflowers as well very much.

2 Nov, 2011

 

thanx pimpernel, the snowman is for my neice as it was taken from a photo last winter, she loves it and cant wait to get it after exibition :o)

3 Nov, 2011

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